After reaching the state I planned to start my trip right away and visited the most famous Kerala backwaters. The backwaters were a chain containing lakes and brackish lagoons, which lay parallel to the coast of the Arabian Sea. I learnt that it was also called by the name of Malabar Coast in that part of the globe. The backwaters are the ideal place to relax and I knew I could get a peace of mind. It is amongst the best laidback portion of the world, where I can keep all my tension at bay and relax for some time. The backwaters in Kerala are linked with various other canals, lakes, rivers and paddy fields and I could follow the life on boats across different places.
When I hired one of the boats, I could see the palm fields as well as the paddy fields, which surrounded the canals. I saw farmers, who preferred to use the canal as a mode of communication. I came to know from one of the locals that those boats were used by most of the people. They told me that the backwaters came into existence due to the combined action of shore currents and waves, which created low hurdle islands across many rivers that flowed down after originating from the Ghats. Many people compared the Kerala backwaters to the Bayou in America. I could spot many cities and towns in the landscape many of which served as the boundaries of the cruises floating in the backwater.
There were several coconut trees, cashews and other cultivations and they surrounded the Kerala backwaters. I had a unique experience of navigating in one of the traditional boats of Kerala and covered some of the famous places of the city. The boats were equipped with all the basic amenities. I could see chefs along with the full crew helping the guests. Most of the boats were designed for modern-day facilities, but followed some traditions of the Kettuivalam vessels. The conventional boats are normally crafted through the coconut fiber and they are not any iron nails used in them. One could easily travel to different places inside the state using the boats.